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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s been here since 1984 and Reagan/Meese and others, with classic “Newspeak” being calling the MX the “Peacekeeper”. Then of course Reaganomics sending the debt skyrocketing, even WITH them coming back with the highest tax increases ever to that date. Many, many, things back them proved Orwell had it right in ’48.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Do you mean when Reagan increased the debt by 1 trillion in 8 years during the Cold War or the 5 Trillion Barry has raised it in only 5 years?
    Just wait until the Welfare Healhcare bills come due.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^^ Funny how the Republican/Fox “news” viewers’ hatred of Obama has expanded to include the country that elected and re-elected him.

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Two wars, tax cuts, mounting deficits. GWB. Not my problem, it’s the next guys’. Funny how he’s been so quiet.

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Caption can also apply to Google, your bank, the DMV, credit bureaus, etc.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    " Funny how he’s been so quiet."

    With the exception of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter a couple of times, most Presidents seem to retire to obscurity.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Ronald Reagan was president all during the 40 years of the Cold War???

  8. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    What are you talking about? Our national deficit has been shrinking steadily since 2009, and has been nearly cut in half since W left office. Check your facts before making a fool of yourself.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    • With the following exceptions….

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Two right on today.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    “But it’s okay when MY guy does it, because I know he’ll only do it to those OTHER people, because THEY’RE the problem.” – pretty much every American voter

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Just to screw with your statistics: It was wrong when Mr. Bush did it. It is still wrong now that Mr. Obama is continuing and expanding it. It will continue to be wrong for the next several administrations: once a program is started—-especially a very expensive program—it can never be stopped, because its importance is as inflated as its pricetag.

    As far as your statistical analysis: I am a social liberal, and a fiscal conservative. Good luck figuring where to put this.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Welcome back, PAJ. Good to know that your sunny disposition has survived the name change.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Newenglandah

    I’m not sure of what you’re talking about, Newenglandah. Budget deficit is a matter of accounting (something that the government seems to do poorly) and can be reduced by accurately predicting what you’re going to spend. What we have been doing is grossly underestimating how much we are going to spend (pick a reason as to why) for years. Reducing the deficit does not reduce the increase in debt or the need to borrow.

  15. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, almost 3 years ago

    Apparently, you do not seem to feel that you need to do any research other than listening to Rush Limbaugh.

    Try going to http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_deficit_chart.html

    If you are incapable of clicking on anything other than the Fox News website, here are the figures:

    Obama Deficits
    FY 2015*: $577 billion
    FY 2014*: $744 billion
    FY 2013*: $973 billion
    FY 2012: $1,087 billion
    FY 2011: $1,300 billion
    FY 2010: $1,294 billion

    Bush Deficits
    FY 2009†: $1,413 billion
    FY 2008: $458 billion
    FY 2007: $161 billion
    FY 2006: $248 billion
    FY 2005: $318 billion

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